There's no better way to learn about wine than tasting comparatively, talking about it while you're tasting it ("so that's why this wine tastes different than that!"), and hearing about the wine's background. (Plus, it's the most fun you'll ever have learning something.)

Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio Around the World - Tuesday, July 29 (MPM) and Wednesday, July 30 (Shorewood)
Seatings at 6 & 7:30 p.m. at MPM; 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood
Though Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape, stylistically they're often quite different, ranging from insipid (we'll be skipping those examples) to crisp and fruity to lush, spicy, and mouthcoating. For this tasting we'll explore wines from Italy, Oregon, California, Australia and France to discover just how interesting the varietal can be. The wines will be:

  • Oxford Landing 2011 Pinot Grigio, South Australia ($9.95)
  • Zenato 2012 Pinot Grigio, Venezie IGT Italy ($13.95)
  • Jermann 2011 Pinot Grigio, Venezia Giulia Italy ($26.95)
  • Domaine Specht 2012 Pinot Gris, Alsace France ($16.95)
  • Seven of Hearts 2012 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley Oregon ($16.95)
  • J Vineyards 2013 Pinot Gris, California ($15.95)

Cost of the tasting is $10 + tax. Seatings are at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at MPM and 6 & 8 p.m. at Shorewood. RSVPs are required; a credit card is required to secure your reservation. (If you call to cancel by 3 p.m. the day of the tasting, your card will not be charged. If you are on the wait list, we'll notify you by 3 p.m. if space has become available.) Email or call us at 414.277.7707 (MPM) or 414.906.1906 (Shorewood) to RSVP.

Shorewood Summer Spectacular, Sunday August 3 (Shorewood)
Walk-around tasting from 1 - 3 p.m.
We've been putting on our fantastic Spring and Fall Grand Tastings for a few years now upstairs at the Milwaukee Public Market, and decided it's high time our Shorewood customers got shown some local love! So, please join us on Sunday, August 3 from 1 - 3 p.m. for our first annual Shorewood Summer Spectacular! Given the relaxed nature of August, this will be a casual walk-around tasting (at tables both inside the shop and outside in the courtyard) featuring 60+ great summer wines - crisp whites, dry rosÚs, sparklers, and lighter reds. All wines will be selected by Thief Wine and reflect our focus of artisanal, high-value, terroir-driven selections (i.e., not the mass-production wines you see at most large wine tastings). Light snacks (cheese, bread, crackers, etc.) will be provided. To ensure attendees have the best possible experience and prevent overcrowding, tickets are limited. It should be a fantastic afternoon! 
View more details, including a list of wines to be poured, here!

The tasting runs from 1 - 3 p.m.; cost is $40 and includes a Riedel glass for you to keep. Advance purchase is required; email or call us at 414.277.7707 to order your tickets.

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